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Monotonik is an Internet-only music label that _exclusively_ releases electronic music online in the mp3 format - subscribe to our RSS feed to get info on the latest releases.

In their words: All of our releases are freely downloadable and distributable for personal, non-commercial use, and we've been releasing .mp3 and .mod files online since May 1996. We offer mellow and melodic 'idm' electronic music, alongside bleep-inflected retro videogame soundtrack stylings, plus selections of more uptempo breakbeat, drum and bass, and 'nu chill', courtesy DJs, groups, and producers from all over the world. More information about the label is available at our main website, http://www.monotonik.com

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Feb 27, 2005 Datassette
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Full release here: https://archive.org/details/mtk143
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Monotonik
Dec 5, 2004 Aleksi Eeben
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Finnish old-school Amiga demo scene legend Aleksi Eeben, aka Heatbeat, has never really let up on the composition, but has, rather wonderfully, regressed in his choice of hardware over time, from Amiga, through Commodore 64, to Vic-20, with sideways glances to the Game Boy. But it's his C64 equivalent of 'The White Album', the appropriately named 'The White Box', which sums up some of his borderline deviant SID-chip excursions over the previous few years. The actual 'White Box' artifact is a ...
Topics: Aleksi Eeben, Monotonik
Monotonik
May 24, 2003 Transient
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Track is available here: https://archive.org/details/mtk110
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Monotonik
Apr 13, 2003 Geir Tjelta
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In the course of getting permission for our previous 'Best Of AHX Vol.1' release, which showcased some of the best chip-styled tunes madewith the synthetic Commodore Amiga 'tracker' program, Abyss' Highest Experience,we managed to track down the obscure genius, Geir Tjelta, in his nativeNorway. Not only did he give us permission to release the tracks of hisfeatured on 'Best Of AHX', he gave us his entire archive of AHX tunes forrelease, most of which are near-impossible to find, and some of...
Topics: Geir Tjelta, Monotonik
Monotonik
Mar 21, 2003 Secede
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We like it when old friends return to Monotonik, and after his very well-received EP on our net.label last year, Holland's excellent Secede provides a truly epic new track, "The Whistler", ahead of his "Bye Bye Gridlock Traffic" album forthcoming on Merck , and his smart-ola remix work for N5MD and Merck. It's good to thrive on angles, and "The Whistler" plots a course away from your average pure-toned geektronica, edging ever-closer to the template of...
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Topics: Secede, Monotonik
Monotonik
Jan 23, 2003 DJ Ninjamachine
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He's done it again. He's found some vocals no-ones sampled yet (as far as he knows). He's sped them up and pitched them to infinity. He's laid a break over a kickdrum and he's put a synth stab on every half beat. He's also come up with one of the worst dinosaur-related puns ever. Yea, verily DJ Ninjamachine has entered the building, bringing with him yet more of the good mindless happy stuff. And in time our history Will know us as shooting stars I ask for nothing more Than a place to lie down...
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Topics: DJ Ninjamachine, monoRAVEik, Monotonik
Monotonik
Dec 8, 2002 Subi
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The long-awaited mixes from the number one scene luddite are finally HERE! Yes, the first of Subi's retro DJ sets is upon us. We hope you like. The general idea is to do a few of these, grouping by type. This time around we're concentrating on the proto-hardcore European brutalism sound that started when Joey Beltram came up with "Mentasm" and T99 turned its famous stab into an unholy racket on "Anastasia". So, not quite into the classic period yet, but certainly getting...
Topics: Subi, monoRAVEik, Monotonik
Monotonik
Aug 29, 2002 Monotonik
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Ladies and gentlemen, back for an encore, and WHAT an encore, it's our friend and yours, the incorrigible, indelible  Jake Kaufman , also known as  Virt , with the second installment of his astounding NES chip disc, now known as 'fx 2.0'. Since the mtk.release of the original 'fx', which was an entire imaginary NES soundtrack in pint-size .S3M format, Jake has been doing demi-deific stuff with Nintendo's sound chips in his primary career as a game musician. His "Atlantis: The Lost...
Topics: Virt, Monotonik
Monotonik
Aug 7, 2002 ~aD
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Well, we certainly don't release many DJ sets here at Monotonik - in fact, the last one was over 2 years ago, wow. And the main reason for this is that there's very few good eclectic mixes out there. Until now, that is. We first heard the mixing skills of Chicago's ~aD being spread via, of all places, Usenet. So we're proud to present the first of a number of stunning DJ sets we're going to put out from him - hop on the "Pharis Wheel" :P So, why do we love this mix so much? Well,...
Topics: ~aD, Monotonik
Monotonik
Jul 29, 2002 Mistress Nine
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We got our Nine. Mistress that is, not millimetre. Here's a joke: What do you get if you put a vaguely gothic D&B chick, a 303, a female voice choir, the complete Macross saga on DVD and the rhythm section of the Cardiff Turntable Orchestra in the same room for four months? You give up? Well, I don't know either, but there's one crawling down your 'net connection. Love her or hate her, and believe me we do both when it's her turn to do the washing up, Nine knocks out the funky beats once...
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Topics: Mistress Nine, monoRAVEik, Monotonik
Monotonik
Jun 29, 2002 Mark VIII
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We were hoping this day would never come. That is, the day our copyright-ruffling cousins at No'Mo' moseyed back into town. But sadly, they're here. And they have a new champion, a Mark VII. And they absolutely insist that we release this 5-track piece of perverse.. well, quite frankly, c64.gametune.hiphop.mashup.evilness. So, if you're the type of sicko who dreams of Rob Hubbard's classic Commodore 64 videogame theme to "Commando" with Outkast's "Ms.Jackson" over the top.....
Topics: Mark VIII, No'Mo', Monotonik
Monotonik
May 5, 2002 Aleksi Eeben
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After releasing a pseudonymous EP from Finland's Aleksi Eeben a few months ago, we kept an eye on hiswork further, only to discover the _amazing_ Commodore 64 work he's been doing with his self-coded John Player, which brings a 'tracker'-style interface to bear on the C64. And if you're wondering who this Aleksi fellow is and where he came from - well, as Heatbeat of the infamous CNCD, he was regularly voted one of the best ever Amiga .MOD composers back in the early '90s. So, given a few...
Topics: Aleksi Eeben, Monotonik
Monotonik
Mar 14, 2002 Subi
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...bloody hell, what were we drinking last night? Agh. Er. Anyway. It was Subi's birthday yesterday, he is now 365 days from Last Day, and we had a bit of bash over here in monoRAVEik city. Such a bacchanalian assemblage of best bitter and sexual deviancy has not been seen since the days of George IV. And in honour of this august occasion, and because we're all to drunk to track, we're finally releasing the tune Subi did at the Ars Electronica Electrolobby in 2000 (see here for more info). Only...
Topics: Subi, monoRAVEik, Monotonik
Monotonik
Feb 14, 2002 DJ Ninjamachine
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And this is where Monotonik and monoRAVEik really part company. Cosmopolitan he may be, but we just can't see h0l seeing this one as the right style for the IDM-ness that our beloved parent specialises in these days. Ladies and gentlemen, leave your brain at the door and grab a bottle of water. It's raving time! "Relentlessly Upfull" is just that. One hundred percent happy happy happy. Piano-riffs and synth-stabs ago-go with a few helium vocals and a diva (Penny Ford in this case)...
Topics: DJ Ninjamachine, monoRAVEik, Monotonik
Monotonik
Jan 18, 2002 Mistress Nine
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As if to prove that the first release wasn't a flash in the pan, monoRAVEik's new find Mistress Nine returnz with something just a little sparser than the last time, but no less effective nonetheless. Stripped-down industrial jump-up is the name of the game, and our Welsh siren is more than equal to the task. Harsh snares and a commanding vocal sample covered by an all-conquering bassline make this track one to be played loud, for there is no other way. Apart from her DJing antics amongst the...
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Topics: Mistress Nine, monoRAVEik, Monotonik
Monotonik
Jan 10, 2002 DJ Nova
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This immaculately dressed mix, by Slovenia's DJ Nova, of .MODs (and a few.MP3s) from the all-time tracking great, Sweden's Mortimer Tee, serves to illustrate MT's prodigous and gorgeous output from 1993 to the present day. Always operating beneath the radar, Mortimer is an obscure prodigy who demands your attention - like, why isn't this stuff major-label released? So, whether he's busting out the heavy hiphop grooves of "Streetjazz" or the mixed-up funk cut-ups of "Born...
Topics: DJ Nova, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Dec 19, 2001 Subi
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Quite frankly, there is only one person who could possibly open the proceedings of monoRAVEik as a self-propelled entity, and that is the old fart himself. Subi brings it back after nearly a year (was it?) away from the tracker with the nearly understandable title "Trying 2 B Hardcore". If anyone thought that the cheesemix of "Serendipity City" was representative of Subi's new direction, they are proved wrong by this jet propelled slice of D&B&Rock&Roll. What new...
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Topics: Subi, monoRAVEik, Monotonik
Monotonik
Sep 22, 2001 Mistress Nine
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There's nothing like a little monoRAVEik action to mash the place up a little, and surprisingly enough, this time it's from a newcomer, Mistress Nine, busting out the proto-breakbeat moves so smoothly, you'd believe it was the lord Subi himself at the keys. You might know Mistress Nine as one of the leading lights in the DJ scene at 'The Village', Portmeiron's own special gated community. It's fortunate for us that she managed to get this mp3 unimprisoned, and we're now able to enjoy the blend...
Topics: Mistress Nine, monoRAVEik, Monotonik
Monotonik
Aug 14, 2001 Virt
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It's not often that we rave so much about an artist that our eyes come clean out of their sockets and roll around at cheek level 'til we squidge them back in again. But in this case, we reckon the permanent vision degradation is worth it just to alert the world to Virt's presence. So, Virt, aka Jake Kaufman, is a US-based .MOD tracker and video-game composer with many Nintendo Gameboy and Gameboy Advance credits up the wazoo (including "Q-Bert" and "Who Wants To Be A...
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Finally here, and the first non-.MP3/.MOD release on Monotonik, we're _very_ proud to present an officially sanctioned compilation with the creator-picked best of the .SID (Commodore 64) tunes from the legendary Vibrants crew. Even for those of you who weren't C64-owners or fans, know this - Vibrants are a Danish crew who were formed back in 1987 and number some of the biggest composers in Commodore 64 history, including Laxity and Drax (both also members of the fabled Maniacs Of Noise), Metal...
Topics: Vibrants, Monotonik
Monotonik
May 17, 2001 Luminfire
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With all the mp3s Monotonik+friends have been releasing of late, sometimes people (including us!) forget about the 200+ .MODs we released from 1996-1999, all of which are still available on the Mono site! Fortunately, US-based Luminfire hasn't forgotten about the early house, techno, and beat-based .MODs we put out as Mono back then, and so he put together this mix for us that highlights some of the best material from back then. Want your Mortimer Twang? We got it here. Want your ChuckB and...
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Topics: Luminfire, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Jan 11, 2001 Various No'Mo' Allstars
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Well, this time... *BZZZT* *CLICK*.. youarelisteningtothesoundofnomo. wearemonosevilnastycousinsfromouterspaceishish, anditsabouttimewereeducatedyouonhowtoreallydothingsroundhere. since1996wevereleasedover15bustedupcopyrightf*ckingmissivesontoyourpunynet, findemifyoudare, andwerenotdoneyet. thistimeweinfiltratethemonositeandgopublic, sowatchusdominateascedders(uk)mashesfatboyslimintoapulp, drtheophilus(nz)dicesandslicesstarwarspublicenemyandeasylisteningintoonebigmess, and...
Topics: Various No'Mo' Allstars, No'Mo', Monotonik
Monotonik
Dec 1, 2000 Subi
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That irrepressibly, uhh, irrepressible Subi returns with a new release on his very own monoRAVEik sublabel, and this time it's a 21st century remake of an almost decade-old track of his, "Serendipity City". Whilst the original stayed very .MOD-ish and staccato, this remix smooths out to funky oldskoolinflected drum-roll breaks and an almost progressive breakbeat feel. Could it be that, finally, Subi is coming back in fashion? This track wouldn't feel out of place in a nu-skool breaks...
Topics: Subi, monoRAVEik, Monotonik
Monotonik
Aug 19, 2000 Hoffman
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Mono mainstay and UK breakz+techno-terror Hoffman (formerly known as Dreamfish) gives us another absolute gem of a mix, and this time it's a drum+bass extravanganza taken from the best of the junglistically influenced Mono/Mono211/Monotonik tunes to be released over the past 4 years. This is also unique in that it's Hoffman's first virtual mix - whilst he's a whiz with the ol' Technics, this track was mixed using the Virtual Turntables PC software alongside a Numark mixer, plus an Alesis...
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Monotonik
Jul 22, 2000 Hoffman
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He had a part in the first ever Mono release back in 1996, and he's being hanging around with us ever since, poor guy. Now, UK composer/DJ Hoffman (formerly known as Dreamfish, fact-fans!) has been good enough to provide us with the first of two superior DJ mixes. This one fits squarely into the Mono211 'breakbeats' peg with some super-hot, cutely mixed nu-skool breaks action. So, we're talking Waveform, Uptown Connection, Ils, BT/Hybrid (with superlative Kirsty Hawkshaw vocals), and even Luke...
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Monotonik
Jul 3, 2000 DJ Nova/Elektroblef
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A little more of the mixed-up-ness for your tired brain, and perhaps the best mix Monotonik's released so far, Slovenia's DJ Nova presents us with a mix of classic older Monotonik tracks from Lackluster/Distance, Prob, Jiva, and others.. In the style of his previous mix for Mono211, but much more laidback, "Oldskoolmonotonikantiks" uses soundscapes, cut-ups, and ethereal voice-overs to really mix things up intelligently, and the selection of tracks is pin-point sharp. In conclusion -...
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Monotonik
Jun 25, 2000 gd
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Monotonik hasn't had much chance to showcase less dark chill-out mixes up to now, but with so many of our artists being fans of the dreamiest ambient techno, as showcased by the FAX label and bands like Global Communication, it was only a matter of time. Fortunately, San Francisco's gd, an oldskool demo-fan and friend of Mono, has stepped up to the plate, so to speak, and delivered an excellent mix that blends Deep Space Network, Pete Namlook, and even Monolake in a sparsely electronic but...
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Monotonik
Jun 11, 2000 Rents
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Portugese designer and all-round 'nice guy', Rents, who's been helping us out on our cover-pictures of late, weighs in with another DJ set, this time exclusive, and it's an entirely 'scene'-based mix, covering .MOD and .MP3s from the weird but lovely 'demo-scene' that Monotonik+211+friends has grown out of. Highlights? Dharma and Vim's former Mono releases, lots of sublime Dune (BrothomStates) material, Urban Shakedown's famous Amiga-written chart hit, and a nod to the Bitmap Brothers with the...
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As promised, and as most of you have been dreading/looking forward to, the Subi best-of retrospective has finally arrived. Throughout his 11 years making music in the Amiga 'demo-scene' and outside, Sam Brown, aka Subi, and formerly known as Subculture, has always shown originality and a doggedness that's characterised his excellent output. The typical Subi release blends cheeky samples, breakbeats, and rampant catchiness to produce something that's pretty much unlike most of the other music...
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What's with the title? Well, it's 'Chip Van Winkle' in the sense that Vim!'s output is still roundly slept on. When, oh when, is someone going to sign him up for his major record label debut, Esther? In the meantime, we don't have any funny-looking vegetables for you, but we do have this compilation of the Vim! .MOD 'chiptune' (that's .MODs using very small instrument samples, fact fans!) output from the past few years. Highlights include any number of messed-up 'Ghost And Goblins'-influenced...
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Monotonik
May 17, 2000 Elektroblef
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Another dj-set from our Slovenian friends at Elektroblef, this hour-long mix mainly showcases Monotonik friend and affiliate md (once mellow-d), who was due to release his "Between Gaps" album on Monotonik as our first CD release. It now looks like we'll be sticking to the Internet-only thang, so we may release that album as mp3-only, or md may do something else spooky with it. In the meantime, the first released track from it, "Fres Core", is available on the Merck records...
Topics: Elektroblef, Monotonik
Monotonik
May 7, 2000 sys(2074)
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The Monotonik mix-terror continues with German musician, DJ, and collaborator sys(2074), maintainer of the Corewatch Conspiracy, and boy, what a cute lil near-75-minute mix he's concocted for us Earth aliens. Not purely content with tricking around with Drexciya, Techno Animal and Alec Empire, sys(2074) throws his own little interludes and even Vektrex on a Monotonik tip into the whole caboodle. Highly recommended on the dark-ish intriguing-ish tip. Tracklisting: 01. BASS-O-MATIC love catalogue...
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Monotonik
May 2, 2000 Subi
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It may not surprise you to know that Mono and associated labels continues to cherish Subi. As mentioned before, if we were John Peel, he'd be The Fall, and now he even gets his own custom sublabel for this, his first all-new single in a year or two, preceding his forthcoming _blockbuster_ bestof mp3 album, "The Rave-O-Lution Will Be Terrorised - The Best Of Subi 1989-2000" :) He's English, he makes videogames for a living, he still honestly believes it's 1990, and...
Topics: Subi, monoRAVEik, Monotonik
Monotonik
Apr 11, 2000 Rents
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Another Monotonik DJ-mix wanders brightly your way, and this time it's from long-time Portugese Mono associate, Rents, who's mixed up this rather lovely 73-minute cut-up, featuring everything from the obvious but gorgeous Aphex remixes and Kreidler to the inspired (Snooze - "Your Consciousness Goes Bip" - a forgotten classic, for one!) With environmental effects cleverly mixed in, and real-time tracklisting and graphics on the streaming version, courtesy of Realplayer G2, this is...
Topics: Rents, Monotonik
Monotonik
Mar 28, 2000 Elektroblef
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The first new mix for Mono211 comes courtesy of Slovenia's DJ Nova and his Elektroblef radioshow, with an amazing 60-minute realaudio mix cutting up lots of classic and new Mono211/Monotonik tracks, complete with great scratching, samples, and voice-overs on the top, 'Blech'-style. Wow. Tracklisting as follows: "Return" - Twilight "Space Junkie" - Subi "Streetbeat" - Mortimer Twang "Wired" - Twilight "Roots" - TheFoxII "Chikoboompaww!"...
Topics: Elektroblef, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Mar 27, 2000 Vim vs. Awful Dodgy
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*EXCLUSIVE* - tragic news, my non-magical friends. I have word from the dastardly wretches at no'mo' that they've kidnapped Monotonik's friendly and docile Vim! and subjected him to Chas 'n Dave records until he remixes a popular cheesy garage record. The result, regurgitated at me? Vim vs. Awful Dodgy - 'Rehash' (1380k). Hear the original ici. Poor old Vim!, eh? No'Mo' release #13 shows they continue to be harsh taskmasters.. damn them!
Topics: Vim!, Awful Dodgy, No'Mo', Monotonik
Monotonik
Mar 23, 2000 stub.org
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Our first Monotonik DJ-mix comes from London multimedia designer and artist, adrian@stub.org, and it's a brilliantly eclectic 75-minute mix which includes everything from Holst through Boards Of Canada and Alec Empire to, umm, S-Club7. We hope to hear more spiffy mixxy from stub.org on Monotonik soon, but in the meantime, grab this asap.. 01. 01:58 KHACHATURIAN Spartacus Adagio 02. 02:43 BOARDS OF CANADA Happy Cycling 03. 02:11 KLF Chill Out 04. 02:52 B12 3EP 05. 01:14 HOLST Planets Saturn 06....
Topics: stub.org, Monotonik
Monotonik
Jan 26, 2000 Kirby
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*EXCLUSIVE* - damn those evil cousins of my associates. Who? No'Mo', that's who. They've been strongarming me again, and look what they've made me release. No'Mo' release #12, and it's Kirby remixing Bjork's "All Is Full Of Love" in a rather magical nu-school breaks mp3 style. They may be evil, but this is SO good. Grab 'All Is Full Of Love (Kirby Remix)' here (5612k).
Topics: Kirby, No'Mo', Monotonik
Monotonik
May 11, 1999 Darkhalo
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A guest release from that rarity on m211, someone from a continent outside Europe. This time Darkhalo steps in to show us what an interesting reading the Americans are taking on the whole d+b thing, encompassing Californian breakbeat, acid b-lines, and even some Transeau shaken up in there - just the right side of catchy, we fear, and fully compatible with the breaks and beats that m211 insists on releasing in such a hipflask lackadaisical fashion..
Topics: Darkhalo, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
May 6, 1999 Viinikala+Distance
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Wandering and wondering at the same time, artists such as Distance and Jiva define the unique Monotonik style, and this interpretation by Viinikala (of an unreleased Distance track) glides slowly along the same heavenly path. We've got the deliciously pure synthsounds, we've got the pulsing atoms pulsing the atmospherics, and it all adds up to the smallest slice of chilled serendipity. Comparisons? Naaah. :)
Topics: Viinikala+Distance, Viinikala, Distance, Lackluster, Monotonik
Monotonik
Apr 27, 1999 Distance
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Wowee, a first release for Distance on the breakbeat-ish Mono211, and this time it's a real interesting blend between his conventional unconventionality and a new sub-bass and sharp breaks style. Original, I warrant, and pretty clever with it. And the name is.. well, it makes sense to you, doesn't it?
Topics: Distance, Lackluster, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Apr 12, 1999 Prob.
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Whoaa. Prob. steps up to bat with this viciously chaotic slab of noise, kicking and punching its way to an early grave. But fortunately, it stops just short and reels furiously into the ambient abyss for the last part of the track, where it stays suspended in limbo, as ineffectual as a little kitty with filed-down claws.
Topics: Prob., Monotonik
Monotonik
Apr 2, 1999 Prob+Ebb+Tek+Substance
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More rewording and reordering as Substance takes elements from two previous releases (Tek's mp3 "Benedict" and Prob+Ebb's "Stylez") and merges and melds to come up with this mellifluous hybrid. It's fun to play with sounds, isn't it? Watch out for a simultaneous/near-simultaneous Malik remix of "Stylez" on Theralite (http://pigforce.warande.net/theralite), incidentally.. mmm, synchronicity can be so constructive, hm?
Topics: Prob+Ebb+Tek+Substance, Prob., Ebb, Tek, Substance, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Mar 4, 1999 Subi
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If you listen closely, it just makes so much _sense_. castlemortonravekid Subi, fresh from sorting us the new version of da m211 screensaver, blasts us another of his telegrams from A500 space, and it's so.. him. Where else could you get that authentic 1991 flava and the mechtinnytech snarerush that signifies the start of another blastin' subi tune? nowhere else, that's where. when i compared m211's fascination with subi to john peel's fascination with the fall, subi got a bit upset... but do...
Topics: Subi, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Feb 17, 1999 Vim!
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words really don't do this one much justice. it's borderline insane, it's somewhere between the drill, the bass, the ambient, and the headfunk.. it's got those trademark weird-as-hell arpeggios in there, and it's just brilliance. then again, i'm sure we're biased? nonetheless, ridiculously good. hopefully if you're reading this you have it already. if not, go get it, for gawd's sake. heh, over and out.. oh, it's neglected because we didn't release it for a year or more, btw. more fool us :)
Topics: Vim!, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Feb 7, 1999 DJ Brisco Schneider
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Oh no. the quiet of my beautiful log house was interrupted by my door being bludgeoned down by two very disagreeable orcs. They handed me a floppy disc which they said was from 'their friends' in No'Mo'. And so I'm forced to publish No'Mo' release #10, 'Rinkidinki' (297k), a remix of the classic Nuke/Lemon. amigademo track, "Rink-A-Dink" (original also included in the ZIP.) They may force me to put more No'Mo' stuff up here soon. I fear for my safety. Please help, dear readers?
Topics: DJ Brisco Schneider, Ramone, Nuke, No'Mo', Monotonik
Monotonik
Feb 5, 1999 Distance
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For some reason we seem to have managed to make the description of this release sound somewhat like a crossword clue - oh well, no matter. Originally an entry into gc27, this is the 16-bit version of a truly beautiful track by Finnish idm maverick Distance. We should probably point out that it adheres to the Aphex Twin's anagram methods of tune naming, too - clever boy, clever boy. In any case, listen, sway, hum happily, and appreciate.
Topics: Distance, Lackluster, Monotonik
Monotonik
Feb 1, 1999 Prob+Ebb
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This one has been waiting in the wings for a very long time - apologies to Prob and Ebb for delaying it. But finally a release for the superlative "Stylez EP" by one of mono211's foremost Finns and his studio partner, Ebb. There's actually very little that can be said about this apart from the fact that damn, it's a classy hiphopjam, and the bonustrack is original and smartstyled too. Oh, please note that real scratching and real sativa extract was used in the making of this track,...
Topics: Prob+Ebb, Prob., Ebb, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Jan 19, 1999 Bay Tremore
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Thank you for the music, said Abba. We say similar to Bay Tremore for this eminently bouncy track that assaults your eardrums at somewhere between hiphop, d+b, bigbeat, and heaven only knows what else. Sorta like Fatboy Slim if he came from Finland and listened to more Hardfloor than surf tunes. Now that www.mono211.com is up and everything is hunky dory, we're getting back on track again - musical whizkids, eh, Tzant? :)
Topics: Bay Tremore, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Jan 4, 1999 Linus
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first release of 1999, and first release in almost a month from us, too. we've been caught up in the webpage being down and the xmas festivities and the kicking and the biting. still, everything back to 'normal' now, with some fine new ramone ascii and this wicked new linus ep. it's been a long time, but it's been worth the wait.. the blunted boy wonder comes up with some truly organic beats... the clock on the wall silently ticks.. and we hit the repeat button. again. chill out.
Topics: Linus, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Dec 7, 1998 Mortimer Twang
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back once again it's the renegade master.. oops, sorry, we're off into our fatboy slim remix mode for a second.. we said, brimful of asha on the for-tee fiiive. ohno, there we go again. actually, what we're trying to spit out is that mono211 hath returned with another mortimer special. the very strange "under" is dedicated to master of sonic terrorism vim!, and the excellent bonus track, a remix of mortimer's earlier m211 release, "mood", appeared some days after the...
Topics: Mortimer Twang, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Nov 25, 1998 Ramone
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Yiikes! Some delay but no need to make hay, m211 z00ms back into your area with the majesty of rockhard beats that is ram0ne. youch, watch your bassbins vibrate to this one. ramone has a number of vinyl projects on the go, still, watch the m211 webpage for his profile with info on them, should be coming up soon. but in the meantime he still gets to doing some smart xm-age for us. oh, and he's even behind the guy with the tape ascii we iz currently using. doh, people wot can do more than one...
Topics: Ramone, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Nov 16, 1998 Substance
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Back again on the label with the mono and the 2 and the 1 and the 1, it's the finnish groove-god hymn-self with some real chilled jazzy action. why _do_ we like the jazz-chill-groove so much? it's definitely partly to do with the fact we release over the Net, and so people listen at home on their computers.. beats that sound kickass in clubs sometimes sound boring at home, and vice versa, which we think is a mistake a lot of sceners make. but with our forthcoming videogame and vinyl action...
Topics: Substance, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Nov 2, 1998 Croaker
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Another guest track from the prodigiously groovy croaker, and this time it's a real cute headnodder which goes round, then round, then round again.. oh, and round again. the planet of leather moomins is indeed lucky to have meester crkr living on its surface. thanks to the increasingly erratic distance for setting this one up - your monster munch are in the post! no, really :)
Topics: Croaker, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Oct 19, 1998 Prob.
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Weirdness is always welcome on planet.211 and this is actually a classy little piece of downbeatedness from the often serene and beautiful prob. :) Puts a whole new spin on the traditional beats thing, no? Thanks for the listening of the musical nature of the song of the zip-file anywayhow.
Topics: Prob., Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Oct 17, 1998 Relief+Skizo
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The long-awaited return of the brothers stim, who recently soundtracked the Danish entry to the UK Breakdancing Championships at the Brixton Academy, and hit us pretty damn hard with this "We Have Explosive"-style exploration of the gap between jungle and bigbeat. Is it just us, or is it positively dangerously good? :)
Topics: Relief+Skizo, Relief, Skizo, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Oct 7, 1998 Mortimer Twang
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elvis has entered the building. a little stoned rumble of thunder heralds the return of mortimer tee. here's just one of the succulent new tracks - taking horizontalizm to new heights. horizontal heights, naturally. 'long time no see. here i am, sweet tee'. nice to have you back, good buddy.
Topics: Mortimer Twang, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Oct 5, 1998 Jcole
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Surprisingly intelligent spinning techno from the ringleader of the excellent milk (http://milk.sgic.fi) - check them out at your peril, and check this out at your penelope pitstop. wish it were longer, but for the length it is, it wanders about and pulses and altogether sounds like one of aphex's better moments. but more original than that implies. put it on repeat, our brains liked that as well. you mustn't make your brain angry. hope you all enjoy.
Topics: Jcole, Monotonik
Monotonik
Sep 29, 1998 Croaker
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A little more guest star action, and this time it's the rare and precious croaker frog of the genus tpolm+halcyon giving us some wickedly technotrickstical drum+bass noises. the digital edge on this track really kicks - it's got bite, and originality in a global communication sorta way, and damn, we wish we were all finnish ;) thanks to croaker for this one, and distance for arranging it. huplaaa! oh, it's release 150 for mono211, too, we've just spotted.. a great tune to have an anniversary...
Topics: Croaker, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Sep 23, 1998 Vim!
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Long-awaited and finally here+now, one of Vim's best tracks from earlier this year gets a full release. one of the man himself's favourite tracks, it seems almost too elegant to be digital, don't you think? playing with the idiom, he twists it round our finger and spits out the drums again, all filtered, spinning round and round.. hmm, sometimes we feel guilty we don't make people pay for this kinda thing ;)
Topics: Vim!, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Sep 22, 1998 Substance
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A return, at last, for the rather versatile Substance, and here he is demonstrating succinct knowledge of the beep and tuck. Almost mechanoid, this is somewhere between Kraftwerk and Mu-Ziq, and has those gorgeously kiddie melodies so beloved of Warp-ish characters all the way from Sir Aphex to the recently recognised Plone. Back into the fold then, and good to go. Wheeeee.
Topics: Substance, Monotonik
Monotonik
Sep 15, 1998 BayTremore+Ramone+Substance
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It's tricky. In some danger of becoming the Penn and Teller of the underground scene - now you see him, now you don't? With the undercurrents of the macabre but the straightahead gobsmacking in there too, it's a valid comparison, but, let's face it, Bay Tremore just ain't that.. sick. Although perhaps some of his basslines are a little.. evil :) Anyhow, in the latest instalment he takes on some of the recent mono211 releases from ramone and substance, gives them a good seeing-to, and dumps them...
Topics: BayTremore+Ramone+Substance, Bay Tremore, Ramone, Substance, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Sep 9, 1998 Serkul
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Sent to us here at monohq a while back, this track starts off little and just grows.. strange, perhaps, but strikingly original and somewhat off the beaten track. The percussion-based timechange half-way through is a real killer, too.. watch your brain go for barrel rolls as it actually actuates. Impressive with that steeldrumchiptuneambience thing, and loopily melodic, aussi. thanks again, Serkul - mucho appreciato.
Topics: Serkul, Thug, Tim Koch, Monotonik
Monotonik
Sep 2, 1998 Prob.
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Prob. returns, this time on Mono211, with a track originally left off his debut Monotonik release because it was a little more Mono211-inclined. So we waited, and watched.. and put it out on Mono211. This is both tempestuous and practically horizontal at the same time, and sorta fun with it. Oh, congratulations to Prob. for making 7th (as far as we remember!) in the Assembly'98 music competition at the end of July. We completely forgot to mention it before now.. but now we recall. Total recall...
Topics: Prob., Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Aug 27, 1998 WillBe
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Back from a break with another guest track, this time from the rather smart French musician WillBe, courtesy of Theralite. A real headnodder, this one, something to put on repeat play whilst you chill out and do some work or read the paper or just have a snooze. Background chant courtesy of.. damn.. who is it again.. Jeru? Nah, some rap kid.. Shyheim? it'll come back to us :)
Topics: WillBe, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Aug 12, 1998 Paniq
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An excellent track in a guest stylee from smart tdr affiliate meester Paniq, showing that the jungle scene and The Prodigy can have a little soundclash and come off none the worse for wear. Just jiggle the head and swing the hips and you'll get by just fine. Btw, we really recommend using the latest version of MikIt to listen to this track, because it uses resonant filter stuff and things which are only in da new version.. you can get it (v1.0 beta 2!) at:...
Topics: Paniq, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Aug 10, 1998 Ramone
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Again, some deck-clearing, with some excellent instrumental hiphop given to us by Ramone earlier this year, and finally released now. The slight delay in releasing has, if anything, matured this year's vintage, and it's still a mighty fine double-tracker.
Topics: Ramone, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Aug 4, 1998 Vim!+Zyad
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Mm, here's another of Zyad's prized remixes of Vim!, and another piece of smart witty techno. It has a clock-ticking monotone to it that really begins to appeal after a while, don't you think? Then there's some sorta jazz drumming comes in a little later, and it's all agreeably offbeat. In a sorta onside way. Thanks to both of the lads - they done great.
Topics: Vim!+Zyad, Vim!, Zyad, Monotonik
Monotonik
Aug 3, 1998 Mortimer Twang
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Licensed from our friends at Black Sista (thanks as ever to Ohgosh!), here's another wonderful Mortimer track that probably never reached as many people as it should have. This one especially rules because, just like The Wiseguys' "Ooh La La", it's just so much damn _fun_. We're hoping the Twangster's gonna come back with some more new tracks for bs!+m211 soon, but in the meantime, this'll have to do. And boy, it does pretty well. Altogether now..
Topics: Mortimer Twang, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Jul 29, 1998 Vim!
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The boy can't help it, he just can't help it. Apologies from us to Vim! and his fans for not getting these songs out very fast at all - they were tracked much earlier this year. But at least at least they're out, and we guess you should really open wide and say 'aaahh'. Or at least 'ah?' :) Style, grace, Rita Hayworth, all that nice stuff, Vim! has it in spades. So if you've got a heart, let's club together and buy him enough diamonds to jack it all in and live on the Gold Coast forever....
Topics: Vim!, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Jul 28, 1998 JIva
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After hearing the first Theralite release from Jiva, we just had to track him down in our small dark kayak and ask him out on a date. And after the wind put out the campfire, he slipped us a little package with this idyllic little EP in it. We whooped all the way home. "Desk" especially reminds us of the unrushed ambience of artists such as Harold Budd, and Jiva, hailing from Alaska, has a little less to work with than a lot of other artists. The less counts, as you can see.
Topics: Jiva, Monotonik
Monotonik
Jul 24, 1998 Subi
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Ohno, we'll never stop releasing the Subi sound, purely because.. oh, heck, we're much too fond of the old coot. He beavers away up in his attic creating weird sorta retro but appealing horribly lo-fi harsh little tunes, and we can't help but put them out. There's also an appealing half-manga little doodle from Subi himself we've included as some kind of album cover manque. Aww, isn't he sweet? :)
Topics: Subi, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Jul 14, 1998 Distance
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Distance almost at his strangest, we believe he wanted us to communicate that these were constructed squarely under the influence of the weed with the five dangerous prongs. So any slowing down of time and spaced-out ill communication would be entirely due to these songs taking over your life. Finland has got the weirdest, nicest, maddest people, then. Enough said.
Topics: Distance, Lackluster, Monotonik
Monotonik
Jul 10, 1998 Bay Tremore
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More of the pretty unique Bay Tremore junglistics, and this one is bordering on the gorgeous - full of little turns and cut-ups and organ stabs and drums on drums, and for four channels too, it's maddeningly good. Apologies to all those bands using their thirty-two channel studios and making music worse than this - we didn't mean to show you up, honestly ;)
Topics: Bay Tremore, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Jul 6, 1998 Relief+Skizo
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Maan, we wish those Danish supadudes sent us a free pair of safety goggles with every release. Relief+Skizo blow the whole damn joint up with this barely logical, getting kinda vicious noisefest. Heck, the last half of this track sounds like it was made in a blender, slowly sucking the Prodigy down into a large plughole. And out the other side into _hell_. And what's up with the fly invading yr speakers at the start? Mayhem.
Topics: Relief+Skizo, Relief, Skizo, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik